Monday, April 18, 2011

Mini Pizzas

So, my parents, being in their fifties and no longer as active as they used to be are getting a little chubby, and so they decided taht they're going to cut out all of the eating out, and all of the instant food from their diets. They got a whole bunch of these little cook books called "This intead of That" which gives easy to prepare, cheap, and relatively good for you recipes. Last night my dad made mini pizzas for dinner and they were awesome, i definitely recomend trying them out.


2 English Muffins
The book suggests whole grain or wheat muffins as they're better for you
3 boneless skinless Chicken tenderloins
1/2 red bell pepper
aparently the red ones are better for you than the green *shrug*
Spagetti sauce
grated cheese
1 tablesppon butter
2 teaspoons honey

it's easy to double/tripple/etc for more people.

So, first of all you chop up your chicken into the smallest pieces that you can, and chop up your pepper into short strips, the thinner you cut them the less time it will take to cook.

Melt your butter in a skillit, mix in the honey, and sautee the chicken and red peppers until all of the butter/honey mix boils off, add as much or as little salt/pepper/whatever other seasonings as you want. My dad added a dash of radioactive hot sauce he picked up in the bahamas and it was awesome.

Separate your english muffins into halves, spread a large spoonful of spagetti sauce onto each, cram as much peppers and chicken onto them as you can, and sprinkle the grated cheese on top.

Bake in the oven on 350 for 10 mins or until the cheese is melted.

the book claims that 2 of these mini pizzas are only 495 calories, and of course, to finish the meal add something like salad and/or some sort of fruit or vegetable. Takes about 20 mins total to prepare.

1 comment:

  1. Would have to say those actually sounds pretty great..